Tale Of Two Cities Revenge Quotes

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Revenge: A Taste of His Own Medicine A Tale of Two Cities is largely comprised of ideas from the French Revolution and the challenges faced by the people involved in it. The French Revolution involves many uprisings by the lower class because of poor conditions and inequity among the people. Charles Dickens demonstrates this injustice through the peasants of St. Antoine and gives insight of their feelings and motives towards the aristocracy. In fact, the peasants use their motives to plan evil conspiracies as revenge for the aristocrats. Revenge always results in consequences such as death and destruction involving Foulon, the Marquis, and Madame Defarge. To begin, Foulon is an aristocrat who teases and treats the poor with disrespect, leading the peasants to pursue revenge towards him. He is introduced in the novel when the Defarges remind the peasants of him: “Does everybody here recall old Foulon, who told the famished people that they might eat grass, and who died, and went to Hell?” (Dickens 171) The peasants soon find out of his being alive and as a matter of fact, Foulon pretends to be dead to escape the wrath of the peasants. Recently knowing about Foulon’s being alive, the peasants recall his cruel words stating that it was “Foulon who told the starving people they might eat grass. Foulon who told my father that he might eat grass, when I had no bread to give him. Foulon who told my baby it might suck grass when these breasts were dry with want” (172). Foulon…show more content…
As shown in A Tale of Two Cities, love is stronger than hate so when one tries to have revenge, he is and will always be overpowered. As a matter of fact, one who tries to obtain revenge is never satisfied, but is instead more hurt than before. Above all, revenge only continues the cycle of hatred and disunity among people, but one is truly content when he lives through love and chooses to let revenge
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